What Do You Know About Water and Sanitation?

What Do You Know About Water and Sanitation?

November 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water No Comments

We all know water is essential for life. Having clean water prevents disease and improves malnutrition.  When clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene resources are provided, a community thrives. More girls attend school, less productivity is lost due to illness and agriculture becomes abundant. More children live to the age of five.  What do you … Read More

I Want to Ask God

I Want to Ask God

November 7, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 1 Comment

“Sometimes I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it….but I’m afraid He might ask me the same question.”  -Pointus’ Puddle World Vision and Water.org are a part of the Millennium Water Alliance.  We are speaking out for clean water, see how you can help. … Read More

Big News: We are Bringing Water to the World!

November 1, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 3 Comments

We’ve been learning. We’ve been preparing. We’ve been waiting…to announce some big news.  Well Beyond 5 advocates, the wait is over.  It’s time to get serious about reducing under-5 mortality with clean water! For the next five months, we’ll be getting our hands dirty and breaking a sweat with real, serious, effective advocacy, and we … Read More

Closing the Gap in Afghanistan

Closing the Gap in Afghanistan

October 24, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Healthy Moms and Kids 1 Comment

Recently, World Vision Afghanistan won an award for helping to save the lives of children. Afghanistan has one of the highest under-five child mortality rates, yet has demonstrated excellence in supporting the country’s  efforts to reduce infant mortality through the World Health Organization’s Baby – Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which includes education on breastfeeding, caring for … Read More

Moms for Beyond 5

October 22, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Last week, we were privileged to spend some time in Kansas City, MO at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) annual conference. More than 3,000 moms came together from the United States, and as far as Brazil and Ireland because they believe that mothers are world influencers. “We are moms, and we believe that better moms … Read More

We Must Start with the Girls

We Must Start with the Girls

October 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equality No Comments

Often we think of girls and mothers as separate.  There are girls issues’ and there are mothers’ issues.  However, with this way of thinking, we are ignoring a critical piece- the future mothers. Reflecting on the International Day of the Girl, Christy Turlington Burns and Monique Villa talk about why girls need to be at the … Read More

Learn Interactively about Hunger

October 15, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition No Comments

Yesterday, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released the 2013 Global Hunger Index. This annual report shows hunger at the regional, national and global levels. You can see the progress that has been made and where there is still work to be done. Hunger and malnutrition are responsible for nearly half of preventable under … Read More

Girls

October 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equality 1 Comment

On Beyond 5.org we focus on the things that will help give mothers the best chance and improve the likelihood that their children will survive past the age of five. One key piece of this equation that is not often talked about is girls. When girls receive a primary school education and eventually become mothers, … Read More